Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia — once derided by some of his fellow Republicans — has emerged in the aftermath of Tuesday’s Senate runoff as a savvy political operator.
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5 Key Factors That Will Decide the Georgia Senate Runoff
Turnout will matter, especially who turns out.
An Ode to Stacey Abrams
What she gave to Georgia and the country was so much larger than any one contest, hers included.
An Ethics Watchdog Criticized Stacey Abrams. His Boss Retracted It.
A lawsuit over voting rights in Georgia prompted a debate over multimillion-dollar legal fees and conflicts of interest.
4 Takeaways From the Last Kemp-Abrams Debate Before Election Day
The debate in Georgia between Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Stacey Abrams, was structured to be heavy on policy — and that it was.
Distressed Democrats Look to Obama to Boost Turnout
The former president is hitting the campaign trail, beginning in Georgia on Friday night, to try to help Democrats energize voters and regain momentum in key Senate races.
Black Democrats Say the Party Isn’t Helping Beasley and Demings Enough
As Cheri Beasley and Val Demings run competitive Senate campaigns in North Carolina and Florida, some Black female Democrats say party leaders are leaving them to fend for themselves.
5 Takeaways From the Abrams-Kemp Debate in Georgia
The debate between Gov. Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams produced a substantive hour of policy discussion — and unexpected attention for a little-known Libertarian.
Why the race for Georgia’s governor has more at stake than a single elected office.
Arizona Governor Candidates Speak, and More Campaign News From the Sunday Shows
Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake were interviewed back-to-back on CBS, Stacey Abrams spoke on Fox News and Republicans stuck with Herschel Walker despite reports that he had paid for an abortion.
Gov. Brian Kemp Tiptoes Past Uproar Over Herschel Walker Abortion Report
Since a report in The Daily Beast said Mr. Walker, the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, paid for an abortion in 2009, Mr. Kemp has offered no specific support nor condemnation.
Democrats’ Black Male Voter Problem
Stacey Abrams is concerned about Black male turnout in her race for governor in Georgia. She’s not the only Democrat who should be worried.
Democrats Fret as Stacey Abrams Struggles in Georgia Governor’s Race
She has been trailing her Republican rival, Gov. Brian Kemp, alarming Democrats who have celebrated her as the master strategist behind the state’s Democratic shift.
Georgia Governor Seeks to Keep Distance from Trump Inquiry
Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican locked in a tight race for re-election against the Democrat Stacey Abrams, is fighting a subpoena.
Stacey Abrams’ Personal Evolution on Abortion Rights
The Georgia Democrat, a child of Methodist preachers, once identified as an abortion foe. Now, she is putting her defense of abortion rights — and the story of her conversion — at the center of her campaign for governor.
Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed
How should we assess the Republican Party?
Democrats’ Plan to Win in 2022 Looks a Lot Like 2020 and 2018
Stacey Abrams is again providing a blueprint for national Democrats to follow. But can it work at a time of deep unhappiness with Washington?
Stacey Abrams Fights Headwinds From Washington in Georgia Rematch
The Democrat is facing off for a second time against Brian Kemp, a Republican — but in a far-more-difficult political climate.
Georgia, a New Battleground State, Is Once Again the Center of Attention
Republicans have fought bitter primaries in Georgia. But just two years after Democrats flipped the state, it’s trending back in the G.O.P.’s direction.
Democrats See Headwinds in Georgia, and Everywhere Else
Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams, viewed as strong candidates by their party, will be running against President Biden’s low ratings as well as their G.O.P. rivals.
Kemp and Perdue Debate, Looking Back at 2020 and Ahead to Abrams
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia and his Republican primary opponent, former Senator David Perdue, bickered over the previous election — and over who would be more likely to defeat Stacey Abrams in November.
Trial Alleging Voter Suppression in 2018 Abrams-Kemp Georgia Race Begins
A trial is underway to determine whether Georgia’s handling of the 2018 election for governor was discriminatory, in a case brought by Stacey Abrams’s voting rights group.
In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters
The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.
Book Review: ‘Flipped,’ by Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein’s “Flipped” argues that Georgian voters are turning away from the Republican Party.
Why Stacey Abrams Is Rejecting Her Democratic Stardom
On the campaign trail for Georgia governor, she is talking more about Medicaid expansion than voting rights, betting that a hyperlocal strategy and the state’s leftward tilt can lift her to victory.
How Stacey Abrams Thinks About Business
In a new book, the candidate for Georgia governor delves into lessons she learned as a business owner. She says they’ve been useful for politics, too.
Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset
At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.
Before Elections, Georgia Republicans Again Consider Voting Restrictions
A sweeping 2021 law drew a legal complaint from the Justice Department. Legislators in the state are considering several new measures focused on ballot access and fraud investigations.
Voting Rights Groups Skipping Biden’s Speech Over Inaction
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, also will not be there, but she cited a scheduling conflict.
Left and Center-Left Both Claim Stacey Abrams. Who’s Right?
Ms. Abrams, the Georgia Democrat running for governor, has admirers in both wings of her party — and Republicans eager to defeat her. Her carefully calibrated strategy faces a test in 2022.
Democrats Back Biden, But No Consensus About Plan B for 2024
Leaders with White House aspirations all say they’ll support the president for another term. But there is no shortage of chatter about the options if he continues to falter.
Georgia Governor’s Race Puts State at Center of 2022 Political Drama
Former Senator David Perdue, encouraged by Donald Trump, is challenging Gov. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican who defied the former president.
Stacey Abrams Says She’s Running for Georgia Governor
Ms. Abrams, a Democratic voting rights activist, will aim to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in a rematch of their contentious 2018 race for governor.
McAuliffe Showed How You Lose Gracefully in Virginia
Democracy requires that the loser accept the legitimacy of the process.
8 Black Women Who Are Mayors in Some of the U.S.’s Biggest Cities
Black women achieved a historic milestone as mayors of eight major American cities this year. Political analysts say the record number points to “the age of Black women in politics.”
Can Beto O’Rourke Pull a Stacey Abrams?
The politician talks about the fight for voting rights, the possibilities for a blue Texas and a potential run for governor.
A Bill Destined to Fail May Now Spawn More Plausible Options
The For the People Act had little chance of testing the limits of what if anything is still possible in Washington. Oddly, it was so far from passage that it may provide some hope, because so many avenues remain to be pursued.
Encounters With Ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles
“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.
Joe Manchin and the Magic 50th Vote for Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill
Democrats know that their election overhaul has no chance as long as the filibuster exists, but they are eager to show that all that stands in its way are Republicans.
Book Review: ‘While Justice Sleeps,’ by Stacey Abrams
In “While Justice Sleeps,” the veteran author and voting rights activist takes on the Supreme Court, biotech and blackmail — among other topics.
The One Book Stacey Abrams Would Require the President to Read
The Georgia politician and romance writer, whose latest novel is the thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” recommends “Master of the Senate,” by Robert Caro: “It is a seminal work on the nature of power, the limits of the presidency and the awesome demands politics make on the soul.”
Stacey Abrams Contains Multitudes
Her obsessions with public policy and pop culture came together in the new Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” the first time she has used her own name on one of her novels.
Publisher to Reissue Stacey Abrams’s First Three Romance Novels
Berkley plans to offer “Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion” in 2022.
15 New Books to Watch For in May
Buzzy new novels from Stacey Abrams, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Andy Weir; Michael Lewis’s take on the pandemic; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ode to grief and more.
Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base
After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.
Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.
As Some States Limit Voting Rights, New Jersey Will Expand Them
New Jersey, a state controlled by Democrats, will offer more than a week of early in-person voting for the first time before November’s election.
A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.
The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.
Stacey Abrams on American Idealism and American Betrayal
Abrams helped win major Democratic victories in Georgia, the right is retaliating and it’s getting personal. But Abrams says she doesn’t mind; it’s all about the long game.
Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights
Two bills moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would place new restrictions on voting access, in ways Democrats say would have an outsize impact on Black voters.